After forgetting to buy a scratch-off lottery tickets during a quick stop at a gas station, a South Carolina man nearly lost $300,000.
The man, who wanted to remain anonymous, but was from the Midlands, drove around with his winning ticket for two consecutive days before realizing he had purchased it, according the South Carolina Education Lottery.
“I threw the ticket in the car’s console and forgot about it,” the man told lottery officials.
After he remembered the ticket, his eyes lit up when he saw that he was the winner. While driving to Columbia Claims Center, he said he was “overwhelmed by joy” and that he wanted to receive his prize.
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The winning ticket and a bottle of water were purchased at the Pitt Stop #03, Wilson Blvd, Blythewood.
For selling the winning ticket, the convenience store was paid $3,000
The man did not reveal what he was going to do with the money.
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